Best Hair Care Product

Is Wen By Chaz The Best Conditioner For Your Hair?

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If you’ve been searching on Amazon for a new hair conditioner, you may be in luck. Bustle’s Emily McClure sampled Wen conditioner for one full week, and she documented her experience to help you decide if Wen is the best product for you.

The first day of the experiment, McClure found that it takes lots of conditioner in order for the product to be effective. The Wen hair conditioner bottle even says that people with thick hair should use up to 32 pumps of conditioner! However, Emily noticed that her hair was smoother and thicker after just one wash.

On the second and third days, McClure said that she still felt thickness in her hair, but saw that her tresses were a little oilier than usual. On the fourth day, she was in a rush and didn’t have time to apply the Wen hair conditioner in the shower. That day, she tried to add a few curls to her hair to keep it from looking flat, but the curls fell fairly quickly.

After the fourth day, McClure went out with friends, and they complimented her on how shiny her hair was. Overall, McClure says that the WEN Hair conditioner experiment went well, and she’d recommend the conditioner to people with thick hair that needs more volume.




Social Media/Sales/Online

Tumblr’s Value Suffers A Major Decline

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Social media is wildly popular. This is a common refrain made in today’s internet age. The truth is certain social media sites are popular. Others do not sustain their popularity. Twitter’s shares are collapsing. Those with long memories remember when Myspace was the leader in social media and, today, it is a non-entity. Now, Tumblr looks to be in bad shape. The social sharing site seems to be a victim of circumstance. Tumblr was purchase by Yahoo, and Yahoo is suffering from widespread financial chaos.

The numbers for Tumblr are pretty bleak. Tumblr has lost 25% of its value since Yahoo took ownership. In some ways, this is reminiscent of the purchase of Myspace by News Corp. When the media giant bought Myspace, many believed the huge financial assets of the corporation would turn Myspace into an even bigger internet colossus. Myspace collapsed due to a combination of poor management and competition from Facebook.

Yahoo purchased Tumblr in 2013 for $1.1 billion. According to Marc Sparks, the non-Facebook deal is shaping up to becoming a major fiasco. Yahoo may have paid way too much for the social media/blogging service. Now that the world is coming to the realization that Yahoo overpaid, the valuation has dropped by 25%.

Yahoo is plagued with all sorts of problems. Mainly, Google and other online giants tower over Yahoo. Yahoo’s upper management works very hard at trying to make itself as successful as it once was. Unfortunately, no one is delivering results.

Giving Back/Lawyers

New York Attorney Launches Gofundme Campaign to Help Strays

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With record breaking cold temperatures being the norm this winter in New York, many homeless animals are at risk of starvation and even death. Although animal shelters are available to help and house those particular animals in need, the growing numbers of animals needing assistance is placing an immense amount of stress on the already overcrowded shelters. The lack of funding and space has led some to look for other options to aid in relieving some of the sufferings of the most vulnerable animals.

New York City Attorney, Ross Abelow, recently announced the launch of a new Gofundme campaign aimed at helping animal shelters all across New York City. Created January 13, 20016, the campaign has set its goal to generate $5000 for the city’s homeless animal epidemic. The funds from the Gofundme account will be used for items such as blankets, food and vaccination for distressed animals. Abelow has chosen to initiate this campaign as part of his involvement in the New York City community. The money that is raised will go to animal shelters that lack operating funds to provide services as well as space for animals who may otherwise, without intervention, die.

After graduating from New York University, Ross Abelow continued his education and graduated from Brooklyn Law School. He has been practicing law for 20 plus years. Ross Abelow is a partner in the law firm of Abelow & Cassandro LLP, which was founded in 1995 in New York City. Abelow specializes in family law and matrimonial law. He also has extensive knowledge in entertainment law and commercial litigation. Ross enjoys guest writing for legal blogs as well as creating publishings for his own legal blog . He is currently active on social media and can be found on sites such as Facebook and Mashable, as well as Linkedin and Crunchbase.


Kevin Seawright’s Unrelenting Efforts To Better The City of Newark

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The youth from the city of Newark, New Jersey have something new to smile about. The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC) has formed a partnership with NewarkWorks, a number of the city’s prominent individuals and some organizations that are operating within the city to help the youth get jobs during their summer breaks. The Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newark CEDC, Kevin Seawright, is hopeful that this new program is going to equip students from Newark with the necessary tools they need to graduate and achieve success.

This program which is going to be called The Summer Youth Employment Plain was started to ensure that students can get paying jobs in the six-week long break. It is expected that this program will boost the number students graduating within the community. To ensure this happens, the program will incorporate college readiness programs, financial literacy lessons, empowerment lectures and on-the-job training. Since the applications are being made online, the students are assured of being rolled into it within 30 minutes. This is a vast improvement considering that traditionally, such a program would have taken about six weeks for one to be processed.

One of the crucial problems that The Summer Youth Employment Plan is expected to tackle is the issue of student unemployment. It is anticipated that the program will help increase the number of employment opportunities for students from 3,000 to 3,500 jobs annually. The program will not only increase the number of student jobs but will also ensure that the students going through the program will benefit from financial literacy services that are being provided by two major banks, Santander Bank, and TD Bank. When asked about this program, Kevin Seawright said that the entire Newark CEDC team is proud to be part of it and that it gives them hope for the future of the city.

Vizualize’s background info indicates Kevin Seawright has worked tirelessly to ensure that there is a better future for the city of Newark. He has helped start a number of projects to improve the social welfare of the community and help spur economic growth in the city. Late last year, his effort in successfully completing the second installment of the Non-Profit Fund Development Program was recognized by the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business. While giving his speech, he said, “I’ve always known the importance of serving and being an active participant in communities, government, and public education systems. I’m now on a quest to become even more involved and align myself with organizations that are impactful and designed to strengthen and empower communities.”
Kevin has been a leader in both the public and private sectors for well over 13 years now. He is an experienced financial manager for local government agencies. He is described by those who know him as an accounting and project management professional.  But Seawright is also known for his love of music, and for being a pretty prolific tweeter.


Alexei Beltyukov: A Big Supporter Of Education in Russia

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Alexei Beltyukov started Endemic Capital in the year 2013 with the purpose in helping start-up companies in Russia. He is a philanthropist who is very committed to supporting Russians who are trying to start their own business or those who might be interested in joining a business school. For this reason, Alexei started a company called A-Ventures Ltd to help Russian small businesses who have a difficult time getting funds to run their business. LinkedIn writes he is an Alumni of INSEAD, so he wanted to give the same opportunity by establishing a scholarship program to provide financial help to Russian students wanting to join INSEAD University.

Alexei Beltyukov switched gears to pursue business studies from the medical industry. He joined INSEAD Business School and earned his MBA. He serves as an observer at FORO Energy’s Board of Directors.


In early 2014, Alexei came up with SOLVY as a way of introducing new skills of learning in high school, especially when it comes to math solving problems. SOLVY is an online homework space for high school students. Students are urged to complete these practical math assignments by showing their entire work on the answer sheet and get instant feedback.

When Alexei launched SOLVY, educators and EdTech experts praised this technology because they knew it was a step ahead and a positive change in their education system. SOLVY has no multiple-choice problems, in its place, the students must use the answer they arrive at and display how they got this answer. Students will be able to solve math problems with this software and get instant feedback for any wrong answers. He believes high school students will learn greatly to use their analytical skills a lot from this technology. Additionally, the online system will make it easier for teachers to customize assignments according to students’ needs. It is also a teacher’s assistant by analyzing student performance, SOLVY will recommend a course of study based on identified knowledge gaps. Alexei Beltyukov wants to be a leader in math education.

Beltyukov is an author and serial entrepreneur and a proponent of education and most of his companies have succeeded mainly because he aims to build services that would benefit people. He is very proud of his newest endeavor, SOLVY, that focuses on making math education more accessible to high school students and teachers.  Check out one of his informational Vimeo videos about what Solvy brings to students.

Loan Repayment

Devco’s Contribution to Development

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In January, the Improvement Authority of Middlesex County failed to repay principal and interest amounting to $1 million on a loan of $20 million that it had received from Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The loan was part of $107 million in financing that was put together in order to construct The Heldrich, which is a New Brunswick’s conference center and hotel. The package comprised of a $70 million in municipal bonds provided by Middlesex County Improvement Authority. The bonds are expected to be repaid with the hotel’s revenue.

Senior bonds holders have already been repaid $30 million with a 5 percent interest. The subordinate bondholders are yet to receive payments. Meanwhile, Improvement Authority of Atlantic County is preparing to issue about $120 million in bonds by May. These amount is expected to cater for the Gateway project. Stockton University satellite campus is also to be funded using these bonds, and it will be repaid through revenues from dorm room and tax credits sale.

According to an article written on Press of Atlantic City;, the CRDA loan is secured and will only be paid from the available project revenues once senior lien bond holders are paid. Maria Prato, who is spokeswoman of Improvement Authority, said that they were optimistic that the project’s economics will keep on improving on a simultaneous path with the general economy.

About Devco

The New Brunswick Development Corporation, popularly referred to as Devco, is a nonprofit development company usually involved in urban real estate. It was founded in the mid 1970’s with an aim of serving as a catalyst for the revitalization of the city. DEVCO has assisted the city to achieve an outstanding renaissance, and the New York Times recognized it as a powerful engine in the economic growth.

Since its inception, the firm has overseen almost $1.6 billion of New Brunswick investment. Currently, even in the most challenging times in the history of our country, redevelopment in the city continues to be robust owing to DEVCO’s unique redevelopment approach.


Television Starlets

Queens of Drama is Peaking Interest Back to Soap Operas

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Queens of Drama is a reality drama TV series. It is listed as a documentary reality because it shows how a group of former daytime television stars are trying to make, star and produce a new TV show. The American show stars an ensemble cast of Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, Chrystee Pharris and Donna Mills. All the stars play a fictionalized version of themselves. The show debuted on POP in April 26, 2015 with 10 episodes in the first season.

Series Review

The series follows the exploits of six divas trying to make a new television series. All the divas are having a hard time landing a good role because of the declining interest in soap operas. This has significantly reduced the number of soaps in production hence rendering many of them jobless. In a bid to turn around the tides, the six decide to gang up and do something about it.

Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Crystal Hunt and Chrystee Pharris decide to write, direct, star and produce a show. They bring in Donna Mills to help in the production and marketing of the pilot episode. However, they soon find that they bit off more than they could chew as the queen diva, Mills, enlists the help of Hunter Tylo without consulting the other project members.

As if that is not enough, she attends a CW network meeting to discuss the show without telling her partners. This really irks the others and they try to bring in Joan Collins to counter Mills. Throughout the show, rivalries and personal traits are exposed creating an interesting show to prove that soap operas are not dead.

About Crystal Hunt and her Character on the Show

Throughout the show, Hunt is seen fighting with Lindsay Hartley. This rivalry heats up resulting in a war of words where Hunt attacks Hartley because of her old age. In the show, Hunt’s character is a blend of some of her previous character roles in other projects most notably Stacy Morasco in One Life to Live.

In her personal life, her Facebook fans say Hunt is down to earth and focused not only in her acting career but also as a businesswoman. CrunchBase shows the creative Hunt runs a pet boutique in Clearwater, Florida. She has also produced a film titled Talbot County as a joint project with friend and actress, Dania Ramirez.

Hunt was born on February 5, 1985 in Clearwater, Florida. The highly talented actress has been involved in various successful projects in her career including Guiding Light, The Derby Stallion, Sydney White and Crystal was on One Life to LiveCrystal Hunt can be found on YouTube as well, which has examples of her entire acting career.

Business/Business Leaders

The Kheradpir Era: Coriant and Its Story

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A giant in the field of networking, Coriant emerged on the technology map of the world in 2013 to bring new heights to the telecommunications industry. So far, Coriant has been highly successful in the provision of efficient cloud connection systems, optical transmission systems and has even come up with a revolutionary backhaul system that is just another addition to the router service it provides. Initially under NSN, Coriant soon detached itself from Nokia and announced its independence, but not before absorbing the experience worth 35 years into its core. Soon afterwards, Sycamore merged with Coriant and later, Tellabs followed suit.

In 2013, when Coriant was formed, the corporation attracted the attention of Shaygan Kheradpir, the businessman who had started his career in 1987 and was already cruising through titans like GTE laboratories and Verizon. Kheradpir holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. This, combined with his fortune of belonging to a professionally minded family (His father was a doctor), enabled him to toil hard in his field and bring about innovative ideas with confidence and passion. He will always be remembered at Verizon for infusing the spirit of competition among the employees themselves, asking them to present new ideas every month and work in groups to make their ideas a reality.

While working at GTE, Kheradpir reached the position of the CIO and was critically acclaimed at the Wall Street. After Verizon, he worked at Barclays and again managed to bag the CIO position there. The Hall of Fame announced by the CIO Magazine chose him in 2007. In 2014, he also became the CEO of the Juniper Networks. With a career as chock full of experience as that of Kheradpir, it is no wonder that Coriant has made a name for itself under his leadership.

Coriant has been making breakthrough developments. On the 15th of March, the company announced a data transmission system of a 100 GB per second speed that is not affected by lightening and even tested it under an artificial lightning. Coriant also occupied a central position at the OFC this year, where it announced its innovations in the transmissions using optical systems. The company is known for creating interfaces that are friendly for users and the beneficial utilization of the available resources to do so. With a progress of this sort, Coriant is expected to continue to amaze the world with its innovations.

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Charles Koch Agrees With Senator Sanders For Criminal Justice Reform

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has spoken out vehemently about corporate welfare and Charles Koch’s political agenda. To some this may come as no surprise. However, it does come as a surprise that businessman and Philanthropist Charles Koch would agree with the senator. Corporate welfare is not the only policy they agree on. Charles also agrees with the senator’s view on Criminal Justice. This begs the question why would the sixth wealthiest man in American be concerned with the criminal justice systems? Why is he advocating for criminal justice reform?

The truth is lawsuits and threatened prosecution have plagued the Koch family and Koch Industries. In 1995 Charles faced a legal battle that could have seen the unfair termination of four of his employees. Charles chose to fight the case. It took ten years and $10 million dollars to win the case. He later said, “If that can happen with us, with our resources and what we did to defend our people, what happens to people in a company that doesn’t defend them? Or even worse, to poor people who get caught in something and have no recourse?”

In his op-ed he explained,”Our criminal justice system, which is in dire need of reform, is another issue where the senator shares some of my concerns. Families and entire communities are being ripped apart by laws that unjustly destroy the lives of low-level and nonviolent offenders.”

Charles Koch is a very intelligent businessman, he is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a triple degree holder from the very prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Where he holds degrees in general engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering. He became president of Koch Industries after the passing of his father, Fred, whom he renamed the company for. He took the $112 million dollar company and turned it into a $280 billion dollar conglomerate and the second largest privately owned business in the United States.

Charles Koch’s philanthropy endeavors are numerous and span the spectrum of research, think tanks, the arts, market based thinking and education. He has donated an estimated $11 million dollars to Whichita State University for a new sports arena. He has donated to George Mason University as well as Florida State to name a few. He is the founder of the Cato Institute, which was formed back in 1974. The Cato Institute is a Libertarian Political think tank, which was established for media coverage, advocacy and social influence.


Video Email Marketing Just Got Easier

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All marketers and business owners should be using video email marketing. However, it is not a mystery why they are not using it: it is difficult to do with traditional video services. It can also be costly. If only there was a way to deliver quality video experiences to your customers’ inboxes without the hassle. After all, the web marketing experts at HubSpot recently mentioned that you can increase your email open rate by virtually 20% with videos.

Imagine how many more leads you could convert if you boosted your open rate by that much. What kind of revenue would it mean to your business? You could engage much more customers and build a solid relationship with video. Video is the most powerful form of communication today. Luckily, there is a way to improve your video email marketing.

Talk Fusion is an innovative company that specializes in video services for businesses. You can enjoy sending video emails and newsletters, having live video chats, and creating lead capture videos. You don’t even need to download software. You can access the video email service in the cloud, where you upload your video of choice.

It works with Apple, Android, and PC devices. Talk Fusion was founded by the serial entrepreneur Brad Reina. He saw a need for a better email video service. To this day, Talk Fusion is dedicated to providing amazing video technology at affordable prices. They also give to charity regularly. They participate as part of the Direct Selling Association with pride.